10 Things To Do in Olinda: Brazil

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Source: Prefeitura de Olinda

It is impossible not to be enchanted to enter the famous places in Olinda, the paintings in the church ceiling and other places are simply fantastic. If you are going to Olinda be sure to visit the churches and other great areas. Going to Olinda and you know for sure that there are many places to see.

1.Have fun at Mirabilandia

The Mirabilandia is a super old park here Pernambuco before the name was changed. Very cool for kids, teens and adults who still have spirit, courage and energy of an adolescent. It has an interesting variety of rides and games. It’s expensive and the service needs to improve. The carpet used for the waterslide was all torn which caused bruises on the hands and feet of children.


  • Name: Mirabilandia
  • Address: Rua Professor Andrade Bezerra, 1285 – Salgadinho, Olinda – PE, 53110-110, Brazil
  • Hours: 2–9PM
  • Opened: 2002
  • Phone: +55 81 3366-2000
  • Rides: Sky Mountain
  • Interest: Amusement Park
  • Web: http://www.mirabilandia.com.br/

2.Learn culture at Alto Da Se

Good food, good service and a great view of Olinda and Recife. Eat and enjoy the view of the two neighboring cities. But the place is worth visiting for the view and see the city, beaches. It is pretty much the same. The place, which is in the Alto da Sé, offers one of the best views of the two cities, perfect for those who want to see the sunset and pretty women.


  • Name: Alto Da Se
  • Address: 374 – R. Bpo. Coutinho, 126 – Bonsucesso, Olinda – PE, Brazil
  • Hours: 8AM–6PM
  • Phone: None
  • Interest: Landmarks, sightseeing

3.See the Centro Histórico de Olinda

Olinda! Historic houses, clean streets, educated people. Olinda you find the Alto da Sé, the church of the Cathedral, is the city, the Bodega Véio. Do not miss the place to meet locals and other visitors. During the carnival, the streets are taken by revelers and carnivals blocks, all are respected, with a single purpose: to enjoy the Carnival of Olinda, the best carnival in the world.

4.Visit the Museu do Mamulengo

Small and with a very limited collection. But interesting to show something different in a region that is the main attraction architecture and religion. It shows some of the local traditions while religiosity aside. The Mamulengo, a kind of doll, it was essential for evangelization and education in the region in the past. Well worth the visit to hear something different. There it several dolls that tell the history and tradition of the northeastern people.


  • Name: Museu do Mamulengo
  • Address: R. Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 344 – Varadouro, Olinda – PE, 53020-190, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 81 3493-2753
  • Hours: Open today · 9AM–5PM
  • Interest: Museum

5.Bring kids to Espaco Ciencia

Good for teenagers or even children. One afternoon to take part in some experiments and see replicas of dinosaurs, among other works. The idea of the site is very interesting, and the tour is fun for children and adults, it is possible to follow some experience and understand how things work. The site is very large and beautiful, a pity that gives clear signals that need better maintenance, as in most public spaces in Brazil.


  • Name: Espaco Ciencia
  • Address: Olinda – State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 81 3241-3226
  • Hours: 8AM–5PM
  • Open: All the time
  • Interest: Museum
  • Web: http://www.espacociencia.pe.gov.br/

6.Go to Castelo De Ricardo Brennand

For those who have children is a great tour! Sunday is a day through punk to go. Tuesdays, admission is free and not only in this museum but in all of the Recife. Reserve on Tuesday in museums. And do not go by bus! The bus stop is too far from the entrance. The place is super beautiful. A castle with a very nice collection, super interesting and set in a garden very well maintained. Great for a change from the beach one afternoon.


  • Name: Castelo De Ricardo Brennand
  • Address: Alameda Antônio Brennand, s/n – São João – Várzea, Recife – PE, 50791-904, Brazil
  • Hours: 1–5PM
  • Founded: September 2002
  • Phone: +55 81 2121-0352
  • Interest: Culture
  • Web: http://www.institutoricardobrennand.org.br/index2.html

7.Have fun at Coqueiral Park

It is very nice and pleasant place for the whole family. It has attractions for all tastes, from the Tyrolean fishing. Wonderful place, super comfortable, safe for kids, quick service, excellent menus and a very educational place for my family. Indico for anyone. Very tasty food and exceptional service. A good place to take the family including children, the elderly or even wheelchair users. The food is good too.


  • Name: Coqueiral Park
  • Address: Estr. Lygia Gomes da Silva, s/n – Ouro Preto, Olinda – PE, 53370-255, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 81 3371-9111
  • Hours: 8AM–4PM
  • Open: Everyday
  • Interest: Water park
  • Web: https://www.facebook.com/coqueiralpark/?_rdr

8.Relax at Orla de Olinda

Located in Olinda, on the seafront, two ground floor room, and first floor, and decorated with old photos of various tourist spots. It is a good place to just stroll along in the coast of Olinda and feel the breeze of the sea and the wind. It is perfect for couples going to Olinda. You can enjoy yourself here for a day.


  • Name: Orla de Olinda
  • Address: Av. Getúlio Vargas, 714 – Bairro Novo, Olinda – PE, 53030-010, Brazil
  • Phone: None
  • Hours: 8AM–10PM
  • Interest: Sightseeing, Local

9.Stay at Hotel 7 Colinas

It is an extremely large place, with lots of greenery around, and a pool that draws the attention of any visitor. The meal is simple but tasteful. The place is quiet and very attentive professionals. The hotel is in a fully wooded area, away from big city noise of Olinda metropolitan area, direct contact with the history of ancient Olinda and in touch with nature. Comfortable rooms, great service, excellent location.


  • Name: Hotel 7 Colinas
  • Address: R. de São Francisco, 307 – Carmo, Olinda – PE, 53180-510, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 81 3493-7766
  • Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Interest: Hotel
  • Web: http://www.hotel7colinas.com.br/

10.Have a taco at Muy Loco Gastrobar

The atmosphere is nice if you ordered a drink and the dish was a favorite. You can have guacamole and the way in which they take the glasses. The decoration is cool, they offer Mexican hats to take pictures. The place offers simple but very interesting facilities. The kitchen also has few options but the dishes with red meat are very well seasoned and really tasty, plus the prices are good. Well worth the visit.


Everything in Olinda is very beautiful, with several works. It has a wonderful view of the city and the sea. Like other cities, it deserves a little more care and conservation. In Olinda, everything is worth knowing.

Have a good trip and travel!